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Forsythe Returns to Lead Sports Performance

Former EHS standout Lukas Forsythe '10 has joined the Athletic Pillar and will serve as the Knights sports performance coach. In his new role, Coach Forsythe will design and implement workouts for students and teams and be available each afternoon in the fitness center of the Hildebrand Athletic Center.

Upon graduation from EHS, Coach Forsythe attended West Virginia University where he competed on the Mountaineer baseball team. Coach Forsythe graduated from the University of Texas in 2014 with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Health and has worked as a sports performance trainer at Redline Athletics, The Downtown Club, and most recently at Fit Athletic Club.

We are thrilled to welcome Coach Forsythe back to EHS and look forward to his work with the EHS community.

The Arts Pillar is happy to announce that Clare Bogart '24 was named a top 10 finalist in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the 7th Congressional District. Clare's Low Tides photograph is currently displayed in Rep. Lizzie Fletcher's district office.

Every spring, each participating congressional district selects one winner whose artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. The other top 10 submissions are displayed in the district office. Eligible students can submit paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, or photographs. Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.

While practicing her photography technique, Clare captured Low Tides during a beach vacation to Newport, Rhode Island. "I climbed up on a rock formation and looked out at the view and realized I could capture something special," says Clare.

"What I love about Clare's photo is that it's difficult to tell if the rocks in the image are a rocky cliff overlooking the water, or the edge of a small tide pool by the ocean," says Clare's Beginning Photo teacher and Visual Arts Department Chair Kate Philbrick. "The blue of the sky and water reflect onto the rocks which gives the viewer a peaceful, tranquil feeling."

"Getting into the top 10 was a big honor for me," admits Clare. "I have always liked photography, and I really got into it during Beginning Photo at EHS."

Established in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, celebrates the artistic achievements of high school artists from across the country. More than 650,000 students have submitted art for display throughout the past 40 years.

Lauren West